Quinoa salads are a great way to add protein to your diet. In this easy recipe, tomatoes, spinach, avocados, and feta cheese add colour and great taste, making it a terrific idea for a healthy meal. And there is that Greek touch to it that makes it all the more delicious!

Makes 4 main-dish servings.

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained
  • 1cup water
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • ½ cup of shredded baby spinach
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Spinach leaves
  • 2 ripe avocados, halved, seeded, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


In a 1-1/2-quart saucepan combine quinoa and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.

Transfer quinoa to a medium bowl. Add tomato, spinach, and onion; stir to combine. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and salt. Add to quinoa mixture; toss to coat.

Place spinach leaves on 4 salad plates. Arrange avocado slices on spinach leaves. Spoon quinoa mixture over avocado slices. Sprinkle with some of the feta.